As soon as I began reading The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer I immediately felt like I was reading something akin to Dan Brown's Angels and Demons. This, however, was the story of a young teenage girl who believes she can feel evil and has been taught to believe that the only way to keep from sensing that evil is to wear a certain bracelet which has seemed to soothe her since she was a baby. One thing about this story that I don't believe was clear when I selected it was that it was a story of priests using the girl to expose demon-possessed officials within the Catholic Church and the psychiatrist that helps them use the girl to accomplish these means. Overall I believe the book to be well written with the exception of the officials within the Catholic Church whose characters could have been explained in greater detail.
To say I was disappointed in this book would be an understatement. The only reason I didn't abandon the book was merely due to the fact that I assumed it would improve as I continued reading. I was sadly mistaken. If you enjoy reading about demons then this book is probably right up your alley. If you don't then I would steer clear of this one.
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I received this book free of charge from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.